Frederick William Lumsden

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VC789   Frederick William Lumsden

Name   Frederick William Lumsden   No.      

VC Issue No.   789   Awards   VC   CB   DSO & 3 Bars

Regiment   Royal Marine Artillery

Later   

Now   Royal Marines

Rank VC Won   Major

Rank End Of Career   Brigadier General

Place Of Birth   Fyzabad, India

Place Of Death   Blairvill, south of Arras, France

Buried/Location Ashes   Berles-au-Bois New Military Cemetery, 10 miles north east of Doullens, Pas de Calais, France

Cremated   

Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone (CWGC)   Plot/Grave no.   Plot 3, Row D, Grave 1

Gazetted   8 June 1917

VC Presented   21 July 1917 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England

Memorials

P  Headstone, Berles-au-Bois New Military Cemetery, 10 miles north east of Doullens, Pas de Calais, France

P  Memorial, Parade Ground, Eastney Barracks, Now Royal Marines Museum, Nr Portsmouth, Hampshire

P  Lumsden Road, Eastney, Hampshire

P  Named On Memorial Scroll, Freemasons Hall, Great Queen Street, London

Portrait And Named On Honours Board, Grammar School, Bristol

P  Victoria Cross Commemorative Paving Stone, National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire


By The Way…

Joined up at 18 in 1907, died with the rank of Brigadier General June 1918


VC Held By

Royal Marines Museum, Southsea, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England

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BORN   14 December 1872

DIED   4 June 1918   AGE   45

VC Won   3-4 April 1917   AGE   44

Place VC Won   Francilly, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1917